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Topic # 75056 12-Jan-2011 08:39
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I have a New 3gs, have owned it for bout 2weeks now, my battery life lasts a day with a few phone calls 10mins wifi, wee bit of browsing on gprs, and probly 30 odd txts, Is this what i should expect?, Brightness is turned almost off, i have turned 3g off, and when phone is not in use i lock it..

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  Reply # 426417 12-Jan-2011 09:52
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Got anything using background location services? or push email? they're the biggest battery drainers i know.




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  Reply # 426420 12-Jan-2011 09:55
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Nah i have all push turned off, and nothing running in background




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  Reply # 426425 12-Jan-2011 10:05
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Turn off Spotlight Search as well. I got lousy battery on my work iPhone until someone said to turn off Spotlight Search (along with 3G if not needed) and battery life perked up a bit.

I get about a days life from browsing/Twitter etc, playing the odd game, using the GPS.




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  Reply # 426431 12-Jan-2011 10:16
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oh cool it appears i have all those enabled, So am i right in assuming unchecking them all turns them off?




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  Reply # 426436 12-Jan-2011 10:26
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I unchecked 95% of them :)




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  Reply # 426480 12-Jan-2011 12:19
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With the sort of use you indicate and with your screen dimmed (you shouldn't need to suffer with it too dark!) - you should be getting better battery life.
Don't forget to completely turn off your phone every now and then... maybe once a fortnight. Hold the sleep button until the slider appears and then power it down for a while before restarting - like a computer reboot.
I think that having the phone check for emails also uses up battery life, so if you're happy to check emails manually go to settings > Mail > Fetch Data - off - manually - then scroll down to Advanced and set accounts to Manual.
Some people claim that have Location Services enabled for too many apps is a bit of a battery sucker.




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  Reply # 426508 12-Jan-2011 13:12
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clicknz: With the sort of use you indicate and with your screen dimmed (you shouldn't need to suffer with it too dark!) - you should be getting better battery life.


I think ill try call apple care later to see if they can help Yeah i would have thought for so little use id easily get over a couple of days :/




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  Reply # 426786 13-Jan-2011 11:14
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Yeah your usage is quite light. I'd expect a few days before needing a recharge. For reference, I get a day out of my iphone with everything on (3G, wifi, blu-tooth, push, location services etc) and quite a bit of usage.



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  Reply # 426789 13-Jan-2011 11:18
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miguelwrang: Yeah your usage is quite light. I'd expect a few days before needing a recharge. For reference, I get a day out of my iphone with everything on (3G, wifi, blu-tooth, push, location services etc) and quite a bit of usage.


:O i would love for mine to be able to the same, the only reason i restrict all the features is to try preserve battery life,

Does firmware make any difference?




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  Reply # 428343 18-Jan-2011 10:11
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whats your usage data? settings>general>usage

that usaully gives an approximate base of comparison to other ppl's iphones. hm... but as someone else said b4... your usage sounds pretty light...



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  Reply # 428350 18-Jan-2011 10:29
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Its SO weird i have upgraded to latest firmware and now my battery seems to be fixed? fully charged it on sunday night (wall charger) and currrent sitting at 49% battery, MUCH HAPPIER! thats with a few calls, txts, twiiter and facebook both through wifi and gprs




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